Why is reliable electricity so important to health care?
Simply having light at night to see and address a health problem can be life saving. In a health facility without electricity, a doctor or nurse will struggle with emergencies and treatments. In the labor ward, a midwife will labor in the dark with few resources available to help a mother struggling during delivery or an infant born in distress. Without electricity cold-chain dependent drugs, blood, and vaccines will be ruined. Clean water can’t be pumped, compromising sanitation and increasing the risk of infection and disease.
In many countries with limited access to electricity, hospitals and clinics need to use generators for power. But the ongoing cost for fuel and expensive repairs is a draining expense that saps limited budgets. Solar can change that.